Richard Weston Silk Scarves
Professor of Architecture, author, inventor, designer, star of BBC2's Britain's Next Big Thing, Richard Weston is also the man who dedicated years of his leisure time creating the world's largest collection of highly magnified scanned images of the "insides" of rocks and minerals.
Richard featured in the BBC2 series, Britain's Next Big Thing, presented by Theo Paphitis of Dragon's Den fame, which charted his progress culminating in our images becoming a top selling scarves collection at Liberty of London.
"It was surprisingly time consuming, hard work and stressful to film the programmes" says Richard, "but it was all worth it to finally see the images in all their glory on television and in Liberty's scarves department".
The source minerals and rocks often demand a great deal of time to prepare. It often requires scan after scan to get a good image, and then digitally removing blemishes left by polishing powder and dust takes even longer.
Only a few are in this online collection (click here to see them), but there are more in the exclusive Liberty collection of Weston scarves (click here) and at Net-A-Porter (click here) as well in stores across the country.
The scarves are printed in Italy on the banks of Lake Como by probably the world's finest digital silk printers, then the edges hand rolled and sewn - the final proof of a world class scarf.
To read an in-depth interview with Richard in The Independent magazine, click The Independent link here.